Getting event items to Pokemon Emerald retail card

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by redfalcon, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. redfalcon
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    redfalcon GBATemp Member

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    So I finally got hold of a retail copy of Emerald. I plan to play it on my vacation, but want to get all those event tickets that are unobtainable by now. I usually just would dump my save, cheat the items into and copy it back to my card, but I read somewhere (here?) that this will render the internal clock unsable. Is that still true, or is there some possibility to bypass this problem?
     
  2. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    The internal clock will be unusable for a while, but it will start working again if you don't play your game for a while.

    When I restored my Ruby save file, the internal clock was badly messed up, but after not playing for over a year it was working again when I checked.
     
  3. redfalcon
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    redfalcon GBATemp Member

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    Well yeah, but I want to play it in the next three weeks [​IMG] So thats not really an option
     
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    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    But does it really matter?

    Play it in those next three weeks, then set it aside for a while.
    Or maybe it fixes itself even if you are playing it.
     
  5. evandixon

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    Can't you go back to your room and reset the clock?
     
  6. redfalcon
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    redfalcon GBATemp Member

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    I don't know if it matters, since I don't know what exactly will break. I remember my Ruby Edition suffered from the clock glitch, so all timed events were frozen and no berries grew anymore until I had it patched by Nintendo. If its the same if I alter my save, I rather pass on the event items.
     
  7. Ammako

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    It's different.
    What happened was that, for some reason, the game thought you had played for 9999 weeks and the time advanced really slowly (plus, daily events didn't happen)
    I had left my game alone for a while after finding out this had happened, and it fixed itself.